Empty Branches Is 5 years Old!

Happy Blogiversary to Me!

It seems like just yesterday that I sat down to write my first blog post a few days before I actually made that post live on 16 January 2014. My husband continues to be amazed that I’ve not only kept up with the blogging, but since mid-September of 2014, I’ve had at least one new post every single day!

Thank you to all who follow my blog and read about my family stories. I enjoy sharing tips and (mostly free) genealogical resources almost as much as sharing my family history.

I especially want to thank the distant cousins who have found my blog and taken the time to contact me.

I’m almost past collecting the blog viewer statistics, but am approaching 200,000 this year. 🙂

I’ve written 1,646 posts since 2014 and, again in 2018, I posted at least one new article each day.

Here are five of my most popular posts:

The Riddle of the Riddle Family – 3 February 2015

German Genealogy Research Online – 17 May 2018

Bloggers’ Research Toolboxes 2018 – 30 May 2018

Factory Beginnings & Quasquicentennial of Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel, Passaic, NJ – 21 February 2015 (This was the first part of a multi-post series about the history of St. Michael’s.)

50 Essential Websites for My Genealogy Research – 29 June 2017

Here are five of my personal favorites. I admit I’m partial to writing about broken brick walls.:

A Most Unusual, Quite Unique Genealogical Find – The medical dissertation on the fractured skull of Abraham Estermann – 17 October 2018

My First Mayflower Link – Maybe – AND – It Only Took 36 Years! – 8 August 2016

Methodology: Connecting Joseph Coleman & Joseph Coleman As Father and Son – 30 August 2018

Traumatic Twists & Turns to Uncover 27 April 1810 – 27 April 2016

George Kucharik & Julia Scerbak – Another Brick Wall – 9 November 2014


4 thoughts on “Empty Branches Is 5 years Old!”

  1. Wishing you a very happy blogiversary and more years of happy blogging to talk about your genealogical breakthroughs! I always enjoy your posts, especially the methodology ones.

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